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Lecture: Dr. Andrés Espinoza Agurto, “Salsa Consciente: Politics, Poetics, and Latinidad in the Meta-Barrio”
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This talk examines the significations and developments of the Salsa Consciente movement, a Latino musico-poetic and political discourse that exploded in the 1970s. This movement is largely linked to the development of Nuyolatino popular music brought about in part by the mass Latino migration to New York City beginning and the subsequent social movements that were tied to the shifting political landscapes.
Dr. Agurto currently serves as associate professor in the Department of Music at Florida Atlantic University. He studied Afro-Cuban percussion at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (Cuba), graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in jazz composition, and holds an MA in music from the University of York (England). He received his PhD in musicology and ethnomusicology from Boston University. He is the composer, musical director, and percussionist of Ayé.
Hosted by Anita Carrasco. Sponsored in part by the Campus Programming Board, and Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (The CEPE).